What is NAD? ‘The Miracle Molecule’

NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and naturally exists in all of the living cells in our bodies. Without NAD, we wouldn’t be able to live happy, healthy and wealthy lives.

There are two forms of the molecule, NAD+, and the other NADH.

Nad precursors include nicotinamide, nicotinamide riboside, nicotinamide mononucleotide, but what exactly is the difference between NAD+ and NADH?

To put it simply, one form of the molecule is holding onto an electron and the other is not. When NADH donates an electron, it becomes NAD+, and when NAD+ takes an electron from another molecule it becomes NADH.

The fact of the matter is that without either form of this molecule, we wouldn’t be able to lead fruitful lives, let alone survive.

NAD+, the oxidated form of the molecule, is able to take electrons from the molecules in foods that you eat. After taking these electrons, it donates them to the mitochondria in your cells, to be utilised as energy.

On top of helping sustain mitochondrial function, NAD is crucial to the ageing process because the molecule is active in DNA repair, chemical stress, and inflammation.

NAD sets the tone for our energy levels and how well (or poorly) we age; two factors that can heavily influence how well and happily we live our entire lives.

How Our Bodies Create Energy 101:

Mitochondria are referred to as the “energy factories” of our cells, and rightly so, as they generate around 90% of the energy that our cells require for survival and normal function.

NAD decline is normal as we age, and because NAD is directly responsible for sustaining mitochondrial function, that leads to a decline in the production of energy-rich ATP molecules produced by mitochondria.

All these biological changes sequentially cause our energy levels to plummet as we age.

NAD+ plays multiple roles in performing important functions and in maintaining our physical and mental health.

NAD therapy assists in alleviating brain-destroying diseases such as:

  • Alcoholism
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic stress
  • Addiction
  • Chronic fatigue
  • PTSD
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

There are also positive studies taking place to support the use of NAD+ to support symptom relief from:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Immunity issues

There are also numerous therapeutic benefits to be gained from NAD+ therapy, to name but a few:

  • Anti-ageing
  • Cell regeneration
  • Skin lightening and brightening
  • Weight loss
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Energy level increase

“Maintaining a high level of constitutive NAD+ in the body is critical for optimised health, including mental performance & cognitive functionality. Optimising NAD+ levels via IV Infusion will also contribute to improved energy levels and vitality, mental clarity, improved metabolism cardiovascular health and Neuroprotection”.

“Anti-ageing research has shown that the levels of NAD+ in the body decline by about 50% by the time you are 40 years old, by the age of 60, the NAD+ levels are reduced by 80%. This scientific data clearly explains the correlation in reduced NAD+ levels and the decline in cognitive function and the ability of the body to repair cellular damage with progression in age.”

NADclinic’s pioneering research & development and medical teams are global leaders when it comes to delivering innovation, excellence and results in NAD+ clinical IV treatments.

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